If there’s one thing that unites people during times of crisis, it’s internet shaming. This time, it seems it’s being used for the greater good. COVIDIOTS—a portmanteau of COVID-19 and ‘idiots’– has become a widely-used term to describe those who shirk their responsibilities as global citizens, ignore medical advice and forgo social distancing practices during the coronavirus pandemic. Below, a collection of ‘covidiots’ and quips about ‘covidiotic’ behaviour. Have you noticed a #COVIDIOT out in the wild? Tweet about it to us at @macleans.
They’re playing beer pong. I can’t. I just. I can’t. #COVIDIOTS #COVIDVancouver #vancouver #covid19 pic.twitter.com/lPl138WEE3
— Farhan Mohamed (@farhanmohamed) March 22, 2020
Canada is not going to the Olympics… but people still think it's cool to go to the park for a picnic 😂 #LockdownCanada #COVIDIOTS pic.twitter.com/ETSjddsUk7
— Nick (@nickybolts) March 23, 2020
Canada’s dad is going to ground us because some #COVIDIOTS don’t listen. https://t.co/N5kTWRFOGx
— Emily Vandermeer (@EmilyVanHolman) March 23, 2020
The people of #Vancouver going for a stroll on the oceanfront parks, oblivious to what's going on in the world. Congrats, you are the Florida of Canada. #COVIDIOTS
— Andrew Harrison (@harryphlyers) March 22, 2020
Family fined after selling medical masks in a Port Coquitlam park at inflated prices.
Just how fucking morally bankrupt do you have to be to do this? This is why we can't have nice things #Canada.#COVIDIOTS #CoronaVirusCanada https://t.co/98E9zY62JR
— John C. Carlisle (@wangfujohn) March 22, 2020
Dear Buffoons who still think the rules don't apply to them ..
If the seagulls can manage it, so can you ! #Covidiots pic.twitter.com/iY4DYnVLyQ
— Constable Chaos #StayHomeSaveLives (@ConstableChaos) March 25, 2020
As New York's shelter in place order went into effect yesterday, New Yorkers flocked to Central Park as a way to escape their apartments. Heres a glimpse of how NYC spent their first day. 1/4 pic.twitter.com/THqbCDbS3p
— Holly Deaton (@HollyLDeaton) March 21, 2020